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From 26 to 28 October, the 11th Hour Project Connect 2016 event took place in San Francisco, USA. Present at the event was the ACCA Coordinator along with ACCA member organisations which include: ADEV, International Rivers, CECIDE, International Rivers and Lien De Brouckere.

ACCA members who attended the event had the opportunity to inject the discourse around: energy and human rights and industrial mining and human rights. The event provided the opportunity to ACCA members to network and meet other organisations doing similar work with communities. Participants also had the opportunity to attend a talk hosted by Emmanuel de Merode, Virunga National Park on the nexus of the environment and human rights. The Oscar-nominated movie film Virunga may be watched on Netflix

Below is a list of useful resources from some of the presentations:

Lien de Brouckere/Communities First:
Website & tools library

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI):
Guinea mining toolkit (This can also be found on Lien's website and in Namati's library)

Online resource library
Specifically, the Community Land Protection Facilitators Guide 

Working for the rights of communities is not a lucrative career. It is a career where after spending countless hours there may be very few visible results. However, it is the little results which count. Improving the life of a single individual is the measurement by which we measure how much we “earn”.

Damian Oakes